Paul Simonon

The coolest person in rock ‘n’ roll. Tall, lean and the perfect shape for a rock star, he made the bass look heroic. The quiff he wore in 1981 – short and spiky on top, longer and slicked back through the sides – made him look the definitive angry young man.

How To Look After It

Use a lot of products. If it’s short, then use moulding cream; when longer use lots of defining gel which has got seaweed extracts and which gives a malleable, thick feel to hair.

How To Ask For It

Cut your hair slightly shorter on top and longer on the sides, so you can grease it back. Ask for a ’50s–style, Teddy Boy quiff but ask for it to be chopped into on top.

Who It Suits

You need to be tall, lean, and angular with a defined jawline and good bone structure in your face. It tends to work best with straight hair.

Why It Works

The tough Teddy Boy look works because of his face shape and the clothes he wore. Angular and lean, he wore tight jeans and tshirt. Equally, though, the look would have worked perfectly in a smart Nick Tentis suit.

Get the look with...

Defining Serum

£18.00
Adds texture, hold and high definition style to medium length hair and quiffs

Infused with seaweed biopeptides and our signature bay rum scent, our Defining Serum lends texture and body to medium-length hair.

Towel dry your hair, then apply a 10p-sized amount of serum to your palms. Style through the sides, then the top of your hair with a lighter touch. Finish with a comb or your fingers.

Inspired by: The Big Sur big wave riders of the fifties, and the skateboarding of Dogtown and the Z Boys..

Show Ingredients
Aqua (Water) • PVP/VA Copolymer • PEG-14 Dimethicone • Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate • Butylene Glycol • Triethanolamine • Carbomer • Benzyl Alcohol • Parfum (Fragrance) • Phenoxyethanol • Panthenol • Hydrolyzed Ulva Lactuca Extract • Methylparaben • Ethylparaben • Butylparaben • Propylparaben • Isobutylparaben • Benzyl Benzoate • Alpha-isomethyl Ionone • Hydroxycitronellal • Citral • Amyl Cinnamal • Benzyl Salicylate
Defining Serum

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